The continued unavailability of our killboard and forum has had a detrimental effort on the group of pirates flying under Black-Flag. While we're continuing our successful recruiting efforts and flying in gangs and killing peeps, there are three (in my view) items that are absolutely crucial to the healthy well-being of the corporation, outside of the pilots. The items are a reliable voice communication server, a kill board and a well-designed forum / web-site. Last two weeks, we lost the kill board and our forum and it's thrown a dark pall over the corporation. While pilots have been logging in respectable flying hours and gathering kills and loot, not having a forum to exchange information or a board to pin our kills on, well - it's not good I can tell you and affecting morale.
Having our CEO (Viper Sam) going AWOL was un-helpful but this did not stop the corp from running and in some ways, expanding and improving as more pilots stepped up to fill the vacuum - Ndor, Jubes and Huaca should take a bow. Since nearly all Black-Flag pilots also work solo for periods at a time, not having a CEO online directing things at a tactical level was no real big deal.
Not having a forum to organise operations and roams has seriously hurt the medium term viability of Black-Flag, however. We can not connect with prospective pilots. Share information. Rant. Show off. Talk crap.
This can not go on any longer I fear.
Steps are being taken to address this: Both Sarvic and Psycho Penguin (love that name) have agreed to set up a temporary forum / kill board respectively. I would rather have two sites than none. They should be going online within the next few days. It's a temporary fix at the moment. Ideally, we would need to restore the back up files of the old forum and kill board and yes before any comments - no backups were made :-( so we're probably starting things from scratch. Repointing the Domain name: Black-Flag.Org is also required but this is not an immediate requirement.
So interesting times ahead for the pirate ship called Black-Flag, some stormy seas abound and the wind is not favourable at the moment. The Captain has gone overboard and can't be rescued. The crew are emerging from a drunken stupor and want to kill and loot but we're drifting and we just missed some rocks. However, the crew is good and there's a consensus amongst the mates that the ship is still sound and water tight.
Interesting times ahead indeed.
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